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Fabulous Fashion Advice: The Oscars February 23, 2009

So the Oscars were last night!  I LOVED the show.  It did last a little long!  I felt like they really focused on the technical side of film…I know they deserve the recognition but I wish they would focus more on the actors.  I mean, yay for the sound mixers, BUT come on…I wanna see the stars!!!!  Speaking of stars…let’s talk fashion!!!  Open a new window and go HERE so you can follow along!  Amy Adams red number…not a fan.  I felt like a lot of the women chose beautiful colors and cut but lost the edge with odd additivies.  Why the upsweep on this beautiful red gown?  Odd.  Jessica Biel…AWFUL!!!  She looks like she has a growth on one side of her chest…it’s terrible!  Josh Brolin and Dianne Lane…classy!  Marion Cotillard’s Dior gown was beautiful BUT…her hair was not done well.  It didn’t match the gown.  I felt like they had spent 3 hours getting her into the dress and 10 min on her hair…not well done.  LOVED LOVED LOVED Penelope Cruz!!!  The gown was 60 years old, she had seen it in a shop 8 years ago and went back to get it for the Oscars and it was still there!  That’s destiny!  Ok…I am NOT a Miley Cyrus fan for several reasons…one being the fact that normal she can’t keep her clothes on in pics!  However she looked radiant last night!!  The dress was stunning, age appropriate and just wonderful!  Ok…I know I am going to have some people that are NOT going to like what I’m fixing to say BUT…It’s my blog…I’ll say what I want.  WHY OH WHY were the stars of High School Freakin Musical on THE ACADEMY AWARDS????!!!!!  IT was torture!!!!  I was so annoyed!  James Franco looked very very elegant with a modern edge…very nice!  Angelina Jolie…fabulous!!  I LOVED the all black gown with the emerald jewels!  Very simple, VERY elegant!  She has come so far!!  Alicia Keys…what were you thinking…terrible gown!  Heidi Klum…not impressed.  I felt like she was way off.  Not that everyone has to look the same but it felt like there was a running theme and she didn’t fit in…of course I guess in Hollywood that’s the point.  Maybe it’s her blond hair…I just feel like you lose her in the dress.  All I see are these red harsh lines and no Heidi Klum.  What was up with Melissa Leo’s hair??  Abba called…they want their hair style back.  Virginia Madsen…now THAT’S the way a red dress should look on a woman.  Gorgeous!  Sarah Jessica Parker…can you say MAJOR boob job!!  I mean…I thought torpedos were gonna come shooting out of those things!  The gown was a little Cinderella for me.  Oh…and I am not a fan of that terrible hair color she has going on right now.  Frieda Pinto, she is a pretty girl.  Not a fan of the dress.  I think she could have done better.  It wasn’t awful though.  Mickey Rourke looked fantastic!!!  He was very rock and roll!!  I liked it!  Amanda Seyfried…awful, just awful!  A bow…are you kidding me?!!  All hail Meryl Streep for the amazing talent she is…the dress…not so much.  I wanted to see her in a beautiful jewel tone…perhaps an emerald green or rich eggplant…not dull beige.  Poor Tilda Swinson…I swear she is daft when it comes to fashion.  The bottom part of the dress is great…then you look up and it’s a disaster!!!  I mean she knows she’s a woman right??  You have a chest…don’t cover up with a beige sheet!  I loved everything about Kate Winslet’s gown…except for the odd shoulder strap.  I don’t mind the strap so much as the fact that it doesn’t match the other side.  The other side is very finished looking and then the strap looks like they couldn’t figure out how to make it look the same.  Just odd…but other than that she looked stunning!  Whoopi Goldberg looked GREAT!!!  I have to say that it was so nice to see the stars out in all their glitz and glamour.  In times like these it’s great to see beauty and grace and style and wealth.  It gives us hope…because after all tomorrow is another day!!  Remember…BE FABULOUS!!!

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Fabulous Fashion Advice: American Music Awards November 24, 2008

Well I’m glad they were giving out awards for music and not fashion that’s for sure!  First off let me start by saying that by FAR the best performance of the night was Sarah McLachlan and Pink.  WOW!  I mean just pure voices and piano.  Proving that true talent lies in the ability to sit at a piano and just SING.  Amazing!  Ok..now for the bad.  Miley Cyrus…are you freaking kidding me.  The CHILD is 16 and was prancing around on stage like either A. a stripper, B. a person having a seizure, C. a complete idiot, or D. All of the Above.  I’m going with D.  I mean WOW….what a crummy performance.  The song and all that is interesting…I totally got where she was coming from and the whole car with the paparazzi was great but then the camera turns to her and you just have to say to yourself…I thought she was just 16.  Why is it that CHILDREN these days think it’s ok to act like adults?  The better question I guess would be what kind of IDIOT PARENTS, MANAGERS, AGENT says you know what…let’s put her on stage and have her dance like a stripper?!  Please don’t get me wrong…she is very talented and has a great voice.  Why does she have to spaz out on stage like that.  ARG!  One thing about it though…her outfir was very cute.  Ok…now for Rhianna…what a disaster!  I mean both her performance outfit and her acceptance speech outfit were hideous.  Her dress was like GAG! and then her performance “thing” whatever that was…  I mean was she blind when wardrobe came to her?!  I’m surprised she didn’t gash someone’s eye out with that steel corset get up.  Too terrible for words!  Now I know some of you are going to think I’m nuts but I LOVED Alicia Keys dress and whatever that was on her head.  LOVED it!!  Love the sparkles!  I know it’s a little out there BUT…it’s an awards show and she’s amazing!  I have NO CLUE what’s going on with Beyonce but I’m telling you that it’s a recipe for disaster.  What is with that whole metal thing on her finger and hand?  Stupid.  Kanye West looked like Lamar Burton on Star Trek with those stupid glasses…dork!  I dig the Jonas Bros thing…like the suits, very nice.  Pussycat Dolls AKA Slut Central.  Wow.. I mean come on…if I want to see a strip show I’ll go to a strip club.  I asked my husband to change the channel…it was tacky and there is no excuse for that.  It’s not artisty, it’s not creative and it’s not impressive.  Taylor Swift…very impressive.  I think that’s the best performance I’ve seen her do live.  She looked great and sounded great…take notes Miley!  SO…I really don’t have anything else to say about it…overall…not that impressive.  Special thanks to Sarah and Pink for making it worth the watching.  These are just my observations but I think I’m spot on here.  Please take notes from these people…you can learn a lot more about what NOT to do than what TO do.  Remember…BE FABULOUS!

 

Fabulous Fashion Advice: I have the “I don’t want tos” November 12, 2008

Does anyone other than me every get the “I don’t want tos”?  For those of you who don’t know what that means…it means that you wake up in the morning and you just don’t feel like doing ANYTHING!  That’s how I feel this morning.  I live downtown Franklin, it’s a very very historic area, it feels like I’m in a Norman Rockwell painting.  Anyway, I went outside and it’s just a really sleepy day.  It’s overcast and I just don’t want to do anything but sit on the couch and watch Home Alone.  Having the “I don’t want tos” suck!  BUT…while I was sitting here in my chair watching tv I saw Annie Leibovitz (she’s photographed some of the most famous people on earth…Queen Elizabeth, The Rolling Stones, Miley Cyrus, John Lennon, etc…) on the Today show.  She was speaking about her new book: Annie Leibovitz At Work.  I’m thinking I might need this book.  It showcases some of her most famous photos and then tells the story behind the photo shoot.  I have a feeling this could be really interesting.  Anyway, as I was watching her I realized that she doesn’t really look like she “has it together”.  You know what I mean?  She is the extremely successful photographer but her appearance on the show made her look like she had just come off the street.  I mean I get the whole “I have a creative personality” thing but come on!…get it together.  Her hair was all stringy, her makeup looked like it was 2 days old and she wore something so blah I can’t even remember what it looked like.  Now…I’ve never been on the Today Show but I would think that this would be something that you would want to put forth some effort to look good for?!  IF people even know who she is…unless you are in the fashion world you may not know her…I can promise you that they turned on the Today Show, saw her, and decided to go get some cereal while “the chick who takes pics for that magazine” was babbling about her pictures.  I think that’s sad.  What can you expect though…I mean my goodness, she looked HORRIBLE!  People really should take pride in themselves.  That goes to show you that it’s not MONEY that makes a person Fabulous because I can promise you she has butt loads of money.  So my advice to you…even when you have the “I don’t want tos” at least put forth some effort.  You may not be going on the Today show but the world is your stage and you HAVE to look FABULOUS!  SO…take the time and make yourself look and feel great!!  Don’t be “what’s her name that always has the stringy hair”!  Remember…BE FABULOUS!!!!!!!!